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are calling for yet another winter storm to hit the same area this weekend. danielle nottingham, cbs news, reagan national airport, arlington, virginia. >>> around here, the rain may have cleared out for the time being. but it left behind quite a mess. this is the great highway in san francisco where excess water forced the closure of the southbound lanes. but it's the rainwater you can't see that could pose the biggest danger. mark sayre is with homeowners keeping their eyes on saturate hillsides. >> reporter: in the past 25 years, 100 californians have died as a result of landslides and the bay area already a high risk area. that risk only goes up the more rain we get. you don't have to look far to see the signs all of over the bay area of plenty of small landslides like this one in the hills of alameda county or this one along nearby morrison canyon road which remains closed due to the ongoing landslide danger. according to the california geological survey, there is no specific data that can predict when any particular hillside will give way. >> the longer you go into the season, the g
in oakland, i'm da lin, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> an 11-year-old daly city boy is dead after a police chase in pasadena. joe vazquez on the accident and neighbors who are devastated by the news. joe. >> reporter: the victim, allen, is 11-year-old kendrick ing here with his family on 89th street in daly city. they are presumed still to be in southern california dealing with the aftermath of this horrible crash. the family was in southern california in pasadena on christmas day visiting relatives. as they were riding in a minivan police were chasing a suspect in an suv through the streets. the chase went a mile and less than a minute then the suspect vehicle failed to stop for a red light and smashed into the minivan. two cousins were killed including an 11-year-old in daly city. three others were badly hurt. [ crying ] >> the dad and the boy always traveled together and see them together all the time. the father was always the one taking them to school... [ crying ] >> i would see them back and forth coming from sports and... [ crying ] >> reporter: kendrick's neighbor rita is heartbroken at
and just for a handful of people. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> rain is in the bay area forecast again. that means after what happened this weekend people will be spending christmas keeping an eye on their neighborhood creek. cbs 5's joe vazquez went to find out why years of flood problems haven't been fixed. >> reporter: a lot of questions here. you can see the bag and behind me the big mound of sand. people are making their own sandbags here. in east palo alto, according to a news release that just went out, they had significant damage to their levies. >> . >> curtis simms says the water came and damaged the den and the floors. >> it is pretty bad. it's pretty bad when it would come up to your furnace in your family room. >> it coif been much worse. that's the word from officials who surveyed the creek. if last night's 9:00 p.m. high tide had come just a few hours earlier. heavy rains ended around 6:00 p.m. yesterday. >> if at that moment there had been a very high tide, we could have had serious flooding. so, we were lucky in that respect. >> reporter: still, the creek did man
? it was unbelievable! cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san leandro where after- christmas shopping has already started. >> reporter: yes, brian. it started at 5:00 this morning at the bay fair center in san leandro. according to a consumer reports poll about 1 in 7 adults will return a christmas gift so that's part of it. for the other part i'm joined live now with keith mchugh with the shopping center here braving the rain with us, as well. thank you so much for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> reporter: what brings shoppers out here the day after christmas? it's the holiday, you think they would be sitting at home enjoying the holiday. >> i think the after christmas shopper is looking for things for themselves rather than presents. some people haven't met one relatives before new year's and will be shopping for gifts. but a lot of them want things for themselves now and there's some really great deals. old navy has up to 75% off now. >> reporter: i understand the sales on this day almost rival black friday. is that something you see near terms of traffic? >> most definitely. the sales get bet
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> a dangerous game of cops and cobbers in the east bay. burglars find themselves face- to-face with a homeowner who wears a badge. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm allen martin. new at 11, an antioch police officer arrives home to find he's become the victim of a crime. three burglars caught in the act of stealing his guns. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers on what happened next. >> reporter: antioch police say burglaries in this area have become so widespread and so brazen that even cops have become targets. >> folks are the victims of burglars. >> reporter: most recently last night. three burglars were ransacking a police officer's home, when the officer came home. >> interrupted the burglary and three subjects fled out the back of the home. >> reporter: making off with two of the officer's guns. the offer chased them but was forced to stop when one of the suspects pulled aut the officer's stolen gun and fired a warning shot. this is not the first time this has happened. police say it does not appear
killing one of them. it happened in oakland last night. cbs 5 reporter da lin tells us police are still looking for a passenger who took off running. >> reporter: two officers pulled over a bmw for speeding. the driver stopped but once the officers got out of their car, investigators say the bmw sped away. less than a mile away the driver of the bmw broadsided a black lincoln on 98th avenue. the impact killed the passenger in the sedan a woman in her early 20s. four other people inside suffered minor to serious injuries. witnesses say they could hear it from blocks away. >> big noise, bang. >> reporter: the chp says after the crash, the bmw's driver and his passenger ran off but officers captured the driver nearby 34-year-old moore facing two charges of evading police and vehicular manslaughter. >> did not appear to be very much under the influence. he was able to exit his vehicle and flee the scene. so that would show that he is coherent. >> reporter: surveillance footage from a gas station shows the passenger sprinting across a gas station to get away from police. and tonight, they ar
in oakland, i'm da lin, cbs 5. >>> in washington, it's coming down to the wire. only five days until we go tumbling over the "fiscal cliff." president obama is supposed to meet with congressional leaders tomorrow. cbs reporter danielle nottingham is in washington and danielle, how's it looking? >> reporter: well, elizabeth, there was not a lot of optimism on capitol hill today. both senate leaders admitting that congress is facing a hard deadline while at the same time, blaming each other for not having a deal in place by now. president obama cut short his holiday vacation and returned to the white house to work on a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff." before flying home from hawaii, the president called congressional leaders nancy pelosi, john boehner, mitch mcconnell and harry reid to reach agreements before tax hikes and spending cuts kick in january 1. >> we have been asking the president and the democrats to work with us on a bipartisan agreement for months. >> i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> reporter: the senate majority leader wants house republicans to return from th
to the "fiscal cliff" when doing your christmas shopping? many americans did because cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman tells us retail numbers weren't good. >> reporter: i'm at union square which is mobbed. it's swinging. i spent the day here and it didn't get active until a couple of hours ago and as i look around, i don't see a lot of people with bags. i'm not sure they're shopping. but the retailers really hope they will because because they are in a lot of hurt. susan wanted to buy toys for her grandchildren but couldn't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school massacre were in her head. >> i couldn't take the shopping and seeing all the little kids 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, particularly saddens me. >> reporter: she bought gift cards instead and none of the extra stuff she might have been found being in stores. december retail is a bummer in the news and stores. >> this is not at all a good holiday season for the retailer. >> reporter: it could have been for the customer. >> 495. our price is 179 and an additional 10% now. >> reporter: and no one is buying it? >> no
they have a long way to go. i'm grace lee, cbs 5. >>> wall street isn't putting faith in washington. the dow lost 158 points today. its five-day losing streak is the longest since july. the nasdaq and s&p 500 also closed down. >>> police pulled over a bmw for speeding. but before the officer could walk up to write the ticket, the driver floored it and tried to get away. moments later, the bmw slammed into another car a few blocks away from bishop o'dowd high school. cbs 5 reporter da lin tells us an innocent person was killed because of another's recklessness. >> reporter: it started at 98th and bancroft. two chp officers patrolling the streets of oakland pulled over a bmw for speeding. the driver initially stopped but once the officers got out of their car, investigators say the bmw sped away. less than a mile away, the chp says the driver of the silver bmw m6 broadsided a black lincoln on 98th avenue. the impact killed a passenger in the sedan. investigators say the woman was in her early 20s. four other people inside the lincoln suffered from minor to serious injuries. witnesses say the i
lawmakers find some common ground. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on what both sides are saying about the looming deadline. >> reporter: congressional leaders met with president obama at the white house, trying to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in january 1. the president reminded lawmakers there's not much time left. >> we're now at the point where, in just four days, every american's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. >> reporter: senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell returned to the senate floor, pledging to work through the weekend. >> we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the white house, in hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> we're gonna do the best we can for the caucuses we have and the country that's waiting for us to make a decision. >> reporter: democratic and republican leaders have agreed to extend jobless benefits and some tax increases. but the income threshold is not yet clear. the president and senate leaders are expressing optimism that they'll get the job do
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> she's like, wow. i mean, she could smell it from that far off. >> first, a bad smell. then a body. and now police say it was all a plot to make some money. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm allen martin. it all started when vallejo police were called to the backyard of a warren avenue home. there they found the body of a man who had been dead quite a while. christin ayers tells us police say they uncovered a plot to cash in on that. >> reporter: deputies telling us the suspects in this case not only hid the death of a man but they robbed him blind for years afterwards. people in this vallejo neighborhood first noticed it coming from the backyard of this home on warren avenue. >> my sister had walked over there and got about to where the red car is. and she's like, wow, i mean, she could smell it from that far off. >> reporter: a smell to gruesome it could only have been one thing. the badly decompromised body of a person. romar, a drifter, had been dead for two years. authorities say his son, 22- year-old
was up 22% from a year ago and in california, you may be surprised at who is buying. cbs news reporter ben tracy has more. >> this is the busy time of year. >> absolutely. this is when all the games come in. >> reporter: scott meadows runs salinas vineyards in california's napa valley and there's a good reason he put that american bald eagle on the bottle. seems kind of nationalistic. >> that was a specific from our chinese owners. china overall is looking to bring parts of america to china. >> reporter: in 2010, this vineyard was up for sale. chinese investors bought it and now 90% of the wine from here that's 9,000 cases -- is shipped to china. what does a chinese company want with a vineyard in napa valley? >> there's a big demand in china for luxury goods for goods that are scarce and for goods that are well made. so rather than buying chinese- made products and spending our money over there, they're buying american made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: on the jobs stay here? >> and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: rich chinese firms have investigated
. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugurian, cbs 5. >>> and when do they start serving pretty quickly or -- what? >> reporter: yeah, actually the breakfast will start in just about an hour about 7:00. and then about two hours after that that's when the big lunch or dinner will get underway and then we'll see the lines, we'll see all the people out here again 650 volunteers are showing up and organizers tell me this is something that fills up every year within hours of them posting it online. >> thanks. >>> right now the salvation army volunteers are also busy preparing thousands of meals as well. >> yeah those meals will be delivered to seniors and people with illnesses that are home bound. volunteers started early this morning. this is at the central kitchen on harrison street in san francisco. they're preparing more than 4,000 meals and it a traditional christmas meal. complete with ham, yams, vegetables, hot chocolate, cookies and volunteers don't stop after cooking. they deliver the food, they walk it to people some spend some time with those who are alone today. >> people giving
that matters. >> an endangered thin backed whale watched up on the breezy point section of queens. >> on "cbs this morning." >> i know he's smiling but that medal hanging around his neck there's a 40% chance he'll hang himself with it. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm jeff glor with rebecca jarvis. huge winter storm is making its final stop in the northeast, after causing damage and travel problems coast to coast. >> more than 35 states have felt the power of the storm since it first hit california sunday. it's now blamed for at least 12 deaths, along with the snow it caused more than 40 tornadoes in the deep south, starting on christmas day, and this morning, northern areas of pennsylvania new york and new england have one to two feet of snow on the ground. nearly 500,000 utility customers have lost power. melina shop row is in new york. >> reporter: as the snow continues to fall authorities are urging motorists stay off of the roads. with about a foot of snow already on the ground we're seeing how big and powerful this snowstorm has been. f
dealing with more crime and fewer officers. but as cbs 5 reporter mark sayre shows us, one group is going the extra mile to take their neighborhood back. >>> reporter: >> something that doesn't look right. >> reporter: with a rising number of property crimes and a decreasing number of police officers, bud pyle decided to take action. >> the number one thing we're looking for is somebody sitting in aer can for a few minutes, looking around or leaning on a car. >> reporter: pyle and several other volunteers from the eden neighborhood association are taking the concept of the neighborhood watch to a whole new level. >> i said, we're going to do it. and starting tomorrow, we're going to drive the neighborhood and every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we got volunteers to did it. >> reporter: pyle and his team are focusing their driving patrols during the day because that's when home burglaries are occurring when many people are at work and school. >> we are very well armed. we have a pad and pencil. we have a camera. and we have a cell phone. and if we see anything that we want and on, we'll c
nervously. afraid that it will overflow again. cbs 5 reporter is in east pal alto where a flood on sunday night pretty much ruined their holidays. >> reporter: last night they stacked these sandbags to protect homes in this neighborhood. today they have stayed pretty low. people tell me that they are taking the threat of another flood very seriously. >> it has been a crazy couple of days. >> reporter: a crazy couple of days for people that live in this east palo alto neighborhood. water seeped flu the levy as homes were evacuated. >> and we had to leave everything behind. >> reporter: christmas eve residence returned while the crews with the city and the california conservation core work on the night for repair. by christmas day hundreds lined the levy as more rain set in. even more sandbags were seen stacked outside of homes mixed in with the holiday decoration. >> we knew high tide was coming. >> kids didn't wake up in the morning thinking that they would have to help their parents clean out their front yards and, you know, clean up the cars. they wanted to go outside to play with their
institute --www.ncicap.org-- ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> a search under the golden gate bridge turns up two bodies and a terrible tragedy. good evening. i'm allen martin. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. tonight, we're learning a man and boy have died after being pulled from the frigid bay waters. the coast guard started searching in the marin headlands late this afternoon. >> reporter: very sad story. after the two were pulled from the water, they were brought here to fort baker, but it was too late. the beach is known for it's beautiful views of the city and it's treacherous surf. this stretch of coastline is where a man and child were swept to sea and drowned. they were found floating under the golden gate bridge. late this afternoon, around 4:00, a third person, who was also taken out by the waves, was able to get out of the surf and call 911. >> rescue units shortly arrived within 25 minutes and recovered two bodies, one male adult and one child. >> reporter: the water, a chilly 53 degrees. there was a high surf advisory today. he says
and welcome to >>> merry christmas, welcome to "cbs this morning." merry christmas to you and you. >> our first christmas together. >> our first christmas together. yeah. great place to be. looking forward to a healthy and happy new year as well. >> so am i. santa was good to you? >> well, i'm going to see when i get home. he wasn't there when i left. since we get here so early, i'll check in when i get home. >> exactly. all right. >>> before we get started though, let's go to rebecca jarvis for a quick check of the headlines. >> thanks i'm rebecca jarvis. from the midwest to the southeast, millions of americans are bracing for a christmas day storm. it's snowing in maryland and pennsylvania and blizzard conditions expected in oklahoma and arkansas, and they're under a winter storm warning. but the real trouble looks to be the potential for tornadoes in the southeast and meteorologist jeff berardelli of wfor has more. good morning, jeff. >> good morning, rebecca. already getting active out there, especially in parts of texas and louisiana. severe thunderstorm warnings are
. >> on "cbs this morning." >> from kabul, afghanistan, happy holidays! "cbs this "cbs this morning." >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm jeff glor with rebecca jarvis charlie rose. gayle king and norah o'donnell are off. >>> on the ground and in the air on this busy day before christmas, there's trouble. >> and the problem is a storm system that hit the west coast over the weekend. now it's moving east threatening to cause problems all week long. anna warner is at dallas/ft. worth airport. anna, good morning. >> reporter: we're seeing a steady stream of travelers on their way to destinations. things on the west coast have cleared up. no major flight delays out there so far, but people heading to other holiday destinations may encounter some trouble. that's because this fast moving storm is heading over the rocky mountains and is expected to drop a lot of snow on the midwest as it heads to the northeast. travelers may see problems. those hoping for a white christmas will get their wish, but they may be stuck seeing santa in the airport. >> we don't want to s
title game. >> we're going to the game! ♪ >>> welcome to cbs this morning. we begin with this powerful storm system that caused a string of tornadoes that damaged buildings and knocked out hour in places like louisiana, mississippi, and alabama. it dropped heavy snow in parts of texas, oklahoma, and arkansas. >> it's blamed for three deaths and we'll check the forecast but we begin in hard hit mobile alabama where blake brown of our cbs affiliate is watching the tornado damage blake, good morning. >>> good morning this is the scene here in mobile, we have big trees down powerlines down, roof damage and it is just hours after the storm ripped through the city. >> volatile conditions as tornadoes toucheddown around mobile. >> i was screams and hollaring, and i was just scared to death. >> we ran into the cooler, got all of the employees in the cooler, and it came right over us. >> it blew the roofs off of homes, and on this christmas day, not even a house of worship was safe. the front wall was torn off. >> look at that tornado. >> across much of the south, many spe
of the person who killed rockies, there is a $1,000 reward. reporting from san francisco, patrick sedieio, cbs 5. >> isn't that awful? a vigil was held last night at walnut creek for a young man shot and killed during a confrontation with police earlier this week. the vigil was held outside of the hair salon where he worked. the police were called to an apartment early thursday where a woman said that banta was attacking his roommate. the police say he was armed with a knife and that they were forced to shoot. friends and family say that banta was a gentle person who must have suffered a breakdown. >> and we just don't understand how someone could have taken his life. i am sure that something happened. but how -- someone could take, he is small in stature. 5'4", 130 pounds. how threatening is that? >> family members say police have not shared any information with them about banta's death. the officers involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave during the investigation. >>> this morning, negotiators in the senate are still trying to forge a last-minute compromise to save all americ
will kick the can down the road. >> reporter: senator bob courter told cbs this morning he predicts the meeting will bring only a temporary solution. >> this afternoon's meeting feels much to me like optics to make it look like we're doing something. let me just say one more time this is a total dereliction of duty at every level. >> reporter: going over the cliff would affect 88% of u.s. taxpayers whose taxes would go up on average $3,500 a year. many americans are frustrated the showdown has gone down to the last minute. >> they're playing games with people's lives. i don't think that's correct. >> it's just unfortunate that at this point the two sides can't come together because it's been like that for the last four or five years. >> reporter: 2 million americans will also lose jobless benefits on saturday if a deal isn't reached and the nation's borrowing limit to finance our $16 trillion debt will also be reached on monday. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> my own mom at christmas dinner told me do not raise my taxes. >> after a few words of advice at home the ba
the river watching the river rise. cbs 5 is on the preparations that are all too familiar to the locals. >> from swollen creeks to flooded lots. the couldn't sedealing with the repper cautions of the latest -- -- issues. >> they own this park and they maintain it. >> we tried sandbagging in the past. it is fruitless. >> willow creek topped its banks this morning. >> we have to come in and shovel it out and replant the grass and cleanup the bathrooms, a huge job. >> reporter: a few miles away. >> it is a little dramatic, i think. >> reporter: this trucking company's parking lot is part of the creek that ran behind it, the dumpster sitting in several inches of water. >> we moved all of the trucks that were on that side. i am worried about my guy's trucks over here. it is coming fast. >> since we don't know how much rain will come for the rest of the week, businesses here are preparing for the worst. >> reporter: they have sandbags at the ready in their parking lots. >> we hope for the best. mother nature is going to do what it is going to do. >> we put stuff on tables and everything.
. >>> on the peninsula, there are sand bags along a creek there. cbs 5's mark thayer is there. >> reporter: the rain in the past 15 minute or so really started to fall here in east palo alto. with the new storm moving in, all residents along the creek can do is look and hope for the best. a line of sand bags now runs along the san francisquito creek. jose landa lives as close to the creek as you can get and says that he hopes that the sand bags help prevent any more blooding. >> that makes you safer? >> a little bit. maybe it runs again, like -- we're going to be -- >> along the way, several houses which were flooded still have their driveways blocked off by yellow caution tape. while the creeks overflowed in some areas, sit cry officials noticed seepages along the boil. >> >> ishmael rosales lives along the way, but says that while residents appreciate the sand bags, they would like a more permanent solution. >> >> it's something, but it's like trying to heal a wound that's already been cut. you know. they have not done anything influential to make sure that we are safe. >> reporter: the creek is
cordes on capitol hill. nancy. >> reporter: jeff, democratic aides tell cbs news that senate majority leader harry reid is ready to introduce legislation that would avert the fiscal cliff, but only if he gets assurances from republican leaders that they won't try to block it. that standoff is creating some tension on capitol hill that spilled on to the senate floor today. >> the senate will come to order. >> reporter: in the normally genteel senate, leader reid unleashed a tirade today about house speaker john boehner, accusing him of running a dictatorship in the house. >> speaker boehner is not willing to negotiate. we have not heard a word from leader mcconnell. nothing is happening. >> reporter: mitch mcconnell, the top republican in the senate, said it's reid who hasn't reached out for weeks. >> the phone never rang. and so now here we are, five days from the new year, and we might finally start talking. >> reporter: but talking about what? so far, reid has not introduced the scaled-down bill he was reportedly working on over the christmas holiday. sources say that bill would ext
funded by cbs >> it's friday welcome to "cbs this morning," everyone. i'm jeff glor with rebecca jar sis. charlie, gayle and norah are off. there are predictions but little progress in washington with a deadline for the fiscal cliff now just four days away. >> president obama meets later today with congressional leaders in one last effort to make a deal before the deadline. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca and jeff. in just a couple of hours at the white house the president meets with all the key congressional leaders, top democrats harry reid and nancy pelosi leading republicans mitch mcconnell and john boehner. no deal can be reached in past without their cooperation. with the meeting comes a glimmer of hope. in the past all the ifisical cliff talks meetings like this have been the least productive of all. whether he meant to or not the senate majority leader may have spoken for a nation exhausted by seemingly endless fiscal cliff negotiations. >> what's going on here? >> reporter: what indeed. president obam
in the northbound are dealing with an all too familiar problem for this time of the year. flooding concerns. as cbs 5 reporter shows us, people are hoping for the best but they are preparing for the worst. >> reporter: from swollen creeks to flooded lots, here is the latest storm. >> we are looking at a foot and a half of water in the center part of the park. >> reporter: that is the park that fireman's group owns and maintains. >> there is not a lot we can do about it. we tried sandbagging in the past but it is fruitless. >> reporter: they topped the banks this morning. >> we have to come in and shovel it all out and replant the grass and clean our bathrooms, a huge job. >> reporter: a few miles away -- >> it is a little dramatic, i think. >> reporter: this trucking company's parking lot is now part of the creek that ran behind it, the dumpster sitting in several inches of water. >> we moved all of the trucks that were there. and i am worried about my guy's trucks that are over here. so, it is coming fast. that is what i don't understand. >> since we don't know how much rain will come for the
it started out as a winter day of fun in the snow and ice. then the unthinkable happened. cbs reporter carter evans on the rescue that prevented tragedy. >> reporter: a rare christmas experience in the mountains above los angeles. fresh snow and ice for people who rarely see it. despite warning signs. >> look at that crack. is that a crack? >> few seemed concerned until -- >> oh! [screaming] >> we saw his arms going. someone said he can not swim. then it turned into panic. >> reporter: michelle and mickey were there with a camera. at first, all they could do was watch in horror as a man, who rushed to help -- oh. >> fell through the ice. then, another. six would-be rescuers in all were now in the icy waters. >> it was hard to watch. it was. we saw that guy go under three times and the third time we did not think he was coming back up. >> call 911. right now. >> the victims, clammerred for intertubed to stay afloat. from the shore, onlookers including the hermans tried toes to a lifeline. after several failed a tempts, everyone made it to safety. the man who fell first had been in the water
years old and there's a big celebration designed to benefit every rider for the next 24 hours. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the city to give us a little history lesson and tell us what is in store for all the folks that jump on board today. cate, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. it's nice that it's muni's birthday and they're offering a present to the public. we're actually at geary and market, where the first muni line started 100 years ago and it ran from here downtown all the way to 33rd avenue. now, today the transit group serves 200 million passengers a year. muni has a network of 63 bus routes, a historic light rail system, streetcars and three cable car lines. now, before muni's existence, the city's public transit involved horse-drawn buggies. to celebrate the 100th birthday all of muni services including the cable cars will be free until 5 a.m. tomorrow. originally muni was going to charge riders five-cent fares because that was the fare 100 years ago but, no, they are going to give it to you for free today, which is nice. this isn't last time they will
. >>> the dreaded fiscal cliff can potentially affect a wide range of health programs. >> cbs news' wyatt andrews explains. >> reporter: professor mallen like hundreds of medical researchers has already fallen off the fiscal cliff. her budget which relies on federal grants is being cut by 10% now. as the nih, the national institutes of health, prepares for the possibility of budget cuts later. >> it's as much bigger than just my lab. it's affecting all-academic labs across the country. >> reporter: mallen understands the nih decision but calls it a setback. >> my lab will have to shut down research projects that we know would -- could have profound impacts on curing human disease. we may have to get rid of some staff members. >> reporter: the nih tells us because of uncertainty in the budget awards at 90% of what was perhapsed to researchers -- promised to researchers will be the standard at least for now and the threat of the cut raised alarms. >> some of the cuts -- >> reporter: at johns hopkins the doctor is under pressure to reduce the experiments he designed in mice in search for a cure for
killed roxy, there is a $1,000 reward. reporting from san francisco, patrick sedillo, cbs 5. >>> in walnut creek, a vigil is getting under way at this hour for a young man fatally shot by police earlier this week. elissa harrington is at the vigil, where friends and family are wondering how this could have happened. >> reporter: we're learning for about anthony banta, jr. he is 22 and worked as a hairdresser in downtown walnut creek. behind me friends and family have gathered for a candlelight vigil outside of selanne amour where he worked for the past two years. friends and family want to know what happened that night and it was early thursday morning that police shot and killed banta after they were called to the diablo point apartments. police say his roommate's girlfriend called 911. she said that banta was attacking her boyfriend. he was armed with a knife and police say that they were forced to shoot. those who were close to banta are confused about the events that led up to the shooting. one of the owners of the salon says he was shy and well liked by clients. >> he w
. 16 hours and counting. the fiscal negotiations are coming downright to the last hour. >> cbs reporter danielle nottingham joins us live from d.c. where the house is set to reconvene in just about an hour. good morning. >>> reporter: vice president joe biden is in on the negotiations. mitch mcconnell asked him to help out after talks stalled. with hours to go it's hard to tell if lawmakers will be able to agree to a watered down deal. lawmakers left the capital sunday night without a deal in place. but leaders from both parties expressed their willingness to continue working. >> there's still significant difference between the two sides but negotiations continue. >> he want everyone to know i'm willing to get it done but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: some progress was made sunday when republicans dropped a proposal to slow social security growth but the main sticking point between democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. president obama campaigned on raising taxes on income over $250,000. while many congressional republicans have pushed back
cbs 5 reporter elissa harrin scene where the crash >>> good evening. we begin with breaking news. a car slams into a funeral home and the police suspect drag racing. the crash disrupted a funeral in progress. >> and terrifying moments for a group of funeral attendees who barely dodged the car as it crashed into the building. >> five feet. the car came from us. >> reporter: while honoring a loved ones death a group of people barely escaped death when an out of control speeding driver crashed into the lobby during a funeral service. >> literally five seconds after i entered the side room we heard what we thought was a earthquake and saw the car come through the front of the building. >> reporter: the impact took down the front door and windows. the speed limit along this section is 40 miles per hour. the police say the driver was going well over that, possibly racing another car. >> during the course of the speed contest there may have been unsafe lane change that led to the collision. >> reporter: one person in the lobby was hit and sprayed with broken glass. taken to the hospi
in the number of people who want firearms training. cbs 5 reporter donlin shows us who is seeing up for the shooting lessons. >> reporter: lynn suwannee fired a gun for the first time in her life. >> safety. my arms are tired. >> reporter: before pulling the trigger, she attended a class in san francisco to learn how to safely store and use a gun. >> see if i can feel any sense of power being female and 5 feet tall. >> reporter: many bay area instructors say they see a big increase in the number of people signing up for training. many of them are first-time gun useers. scott jackson trains 50 people a month. this month business skyrocketed six times. >> this time we went up to 800, and 85% are female. they're coming in for training and vying for firearms. >> reporter: one of his students got her training thursday. she said she decided to learn how to use a gun after two men recently tried to break into her house while she and her three taughters were inside. she had been held up at gunpoint twice when she managed a bank >> 5-foot 1, and i'm a very small person and wanted to defe
designed to benefit everyone. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco to give us some history. >> reporter: 100 years ago the first muni line started running from geary to 33rd avenue. today, muni railway serves about 200 million passengers a year. it has a network of 63 bus routes a historic light rail system, streetcars and three cable car lines. but before muni even existed, the city's public transit system involved horse-drawn buggies. to celebrate, service on all muni services including the cable car line will be free starting right now until 5 a.m. tomorrow. originally muni was planning to charge riders a 5-cent fare because that was the original cost about 100 years ago. but instead, they decided to go with free, which i'm sure riders won't disagree with and it won't be the last time we'll see free fares on muni. they will do it again on new year's eve as they have for the past 13 years. in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> that's a bonus, good to hear on a cable car that's six bucks a ride. you got a family of four? 24 bucks. >> even if you don't have kids, just
discovery in the north bay. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers explains the two are accused of hiding a body for years and using it to make money. >>> reporter: people this is vallejo neighborhood first noticed it coming from the backyard of this home on warren avenue. >> my sister it walked over there and got about to where the red car is and she is like, wow! i mean, she could smell it from that far off. >> reporter: a smell so gruesome, it could have only been one thing. >> a body. >> reporter: the badly decomposed body of 56-year-old richard romeer. >> well, that's something that i have never come across in 22 years. >> reporter: romer, a drifter, had been dead for two years. authorities say his son, 22- year-old joseph romer, never told a soul. instead, he allegedly hid the body in a large box he had been carrying around and standard the box here in a relative's backyard. >> i can't believe somebody would even think about doing that. >> reporter: even worse, authorities say joseph romer and his girlfriend began collecting the dead man's money, thousands of dollars in pension checks ove
:29. >>> we're following some breaking news in walnut creek. a suspect is dead after being shot by police. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at police headquarters in walnut creek where they are going to give us an update at any time. >> reporter: th captain is here to give us an update on this officer-involved shooting. but here's a run down of what happened. earlier, we were told around 3:30 police got reports of shots fired near a home on creekside drive by las lomas high school. shortly after, officers got a 911 call of someone screaming on the line. now, we don't know who put in the call. the officers were able to respond within minutes. now, we're still unsure of the circumstances that led to the shooting but they were able to confirm some information. >> there is one suspect that is deceased. i will not release his name as of yet nor any other details. the scene is secure. and we are not looking for any outstanding suspects. >> reporter: we don't know how many shots were fired but no officers were hurt in the shooting. we know officers are at the scene gathering evidence. we are told it i
. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> three members and one family died in a weekend fire in east san jose. a couple and their 4-year-old granddaughter were trapped on the upper floor. firefighters arrived in just minutes but the entire building was already engulfed in flames. >> this fire somehow got a really big head start on us. it burned hot and it burned very fast. it consumed most of the apartment even within a three minute response time for us. >> the two victims had lived in the complex for about 20 years. their granddaughter also died. and another family member was reported to be in intensive care. two other people suffered smoke inhalation including a san jose police officer who tried to help those victims. >>> a new health problem for secretary of state hillary clinton. she is in a hospital in new york this morning with a blood clot. her doctors discovered the clot yesterday in a follow-up exam following a concussion she suffered earlier this month. her spokesman says the clot is related to the concussion. but he is not saying where the clot is located. she is b
." cbs reporter tara mergener says congress remains gridlocked and fewer americans expect any progress before the new year. >>> reporter: senators and staffers will be filling these empty hallways today trying to work out a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff." higher taxes will give the average american about $1,500 less to spend next year. and economists believe the $110 billion spending cuts will result in more layoffs. senator harry reid has a plan to keep taxes low for everyone making less than $250,000 a year as well as short term spending cuts until a bigger dooley can be reached. >> it is going to be a patch because in four days we can't solve everything. >> reporter: while senators try to brave the bad weather that has hit many parts of the country, in order to make it back here to washington, house leaders say they will not leave home unless the senate passes its bill first. >> good morning? >> reporter: house republicans scuttled the proposal from speaker john boehner last week and 48% of americans say they are to blame if no deal is reached. >> both sides here have a problem wi
was toasting right along with them, and smiling. hangers! well, c-b-s 5 reporter don ford tells us: ngers has come >>> you may remember faye dunnaway screaming "no more wire hangers. " the fight as come to your neighborhood dry cleaner. >> reporter: who would have thought the simple act of dropping off your dry cleaning would involve international politics? >> most of all the hangers we buy today are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says they have flooded the market, forcing all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers, more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> that certainly did drive the price of hangers up. we were paying probably 4-5 cents a hanger. now it's anywhere from 8-10 cents a hanger. >> reporter: customers noticed. >> they never like it, but it's the cost of supplies. you have to do it. >> reporter: hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real cost increases are from utilities, chemical, and wages. >> reporter: when you run through nearly 10,000 hangers a month, every cent counts.
is scheduled to go off the so-called fiscal cliff. but there are some signs of compromise this morning. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on what both sides are now saying about that looming deadline. >>reporter: top congressional leaders met with president obama at the white house, trying to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in january 1st. the president called the meeting constructive, but reminded lawmakers there's not much time left. >> we're now at the point where in just four days every americans' tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. >>reporter: senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell returned to the senate floor, pledging to work through the weekend. >> we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the white house, in the hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> we're going to do the best we can for the congresses we have and for the country that's waiting for us to make a decision. >>reporter: democratic and republican leaders have agreed to extend jobless benefits and some tax increases, but
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them. >> a joint cbs 5 california watch investigation earlier this year questioned the district's lack of oversight allowing enroll. s by the school to get the funding and the school's alleged misuse of that money. the california department of education took a closer look and has ordered the district to repay nearly $25,000. we reached the district spokesman out of state. >> we dispute the notion or finding that we have misused funds. >> the wife gets paid a hundred dollars an hour for her duties there as a developmental teacher. that sounds a little -- >> it does. i'm not aware of their particular conversation levels. >> the school district is approved. and you have robert lacy junior, and he get paid $40 an hour. >> right. >> is that acceptable? >> really it's according to the guidelines. >> reporter: the department of education review ruled it was inappropriate. the district insists that's an interpretation of a law it's appealing. >> would you hire these people for the oakland public schools? >> we would not hire them. we are under a different jurisdiction and different regulation
francisco, cbs 5. >>> new details tonight about the murder of a high- profile millionaire in his south bay home. police have announced the arrest of three more suspects. raveesh kumra was killed during a home invasion on november 30 in monte sereno. in the past few days, three men have been questioned, arrested and charged with homicide. police have released their names but will not release any more information. earlier this month, 22-year-old raven dixon was arrested in the case, charged with being an accessory to a homicide with a gang enhancement. >>> there's a vigil tonight in walnut creek for a young man shot and killed by police earlier this week. the vigil was held outside the hair salon where anthony banta jr. worked. police say he was armed with a nice and that they were forced to shoot him. friends and family say banta was a gentle person who must have suffered some kind of breakdown. >> we just don't understand how somebody could have taken his life. i'm sure that something happened, but how somebody could take -- he's small in stature, 5-foot-4, 130 pounds. how threatening is t
in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> a south bay family is devastated by a weekend fire. three members of the family were killed in the fire inside a two-story townhouse on bridgeport court on the west side of san jose. a couple and their 4-year-old granddaughter were trapped on the upper floor. firefighters arrived in minutes but the entire building was already engulfed in flames. >> this fire somehow got a really billing head start on us. it burned hot and it burned very fast. it consumed most of the apartment even within a three minute response time for us. >> two victims had lived in the complex for about 20 years. their granddaughter also died. another family member was reported to be in intensive care. two other people suffered smoke inhalation including a san jose police officer who tried to help the victims. >>> 4:32 now. secretary of state hillary clinton is under observation at a new york hospital this morning because of a blood clot. her doctors discovered the clot yesterday in a follow-up exam following a concussion she had suffered earlier this month. her spokesman
the nation. there's two big visitors. it starts right after this newscast at 8:30 on cbs 5. >>> plastic shopping bags may soon be the fast. >> the final 2 days for those bags in an entire bay area county. >> a 2012 close, a look back at some of the big stories in the usa. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, as the new year begins tues the new ban appl >>> 20 minutes before 8:00. one of the biggest counties is jumping on the plastic bag ban. the new ban applies to all of alameda county. the incorporated areas and all of its cities also. stores will no longer be able to give customers one time use plastic bags. customers must bring their own bags or pay 10 cents each for a recyclable paper bag. similar laws are in effect in san jose, san francisco and dozens of other california cities and counties. san jose says since it's ban took effect the number of plastic bags littering city streets has gone down 59%. >>> the rain is gone. we're trying to get used to seeing the sunshine. ryan has more details on what we can expect. >> we'll see a little bit more of it today. there's some clouds aroun
their clothes to the victims. >> carter, cbs news los angeles. >> >>> a close call for a driver as a passenger jet crashes through the freeway over pass. >> all things come to an end, what drivers may be looking forward to is falling by the way side. >> it's going to be cold tonight especially in our interior valleys. plus your new year's eve forecast all coming up. ,,,,,,,, morning -- killing nine peo it happened in the eastern of the state near the city pendleton. the bus crashed >>> a tower tour bus crashed and went down annen embankment and rescuer's used rope to rescue survivors. a camera, inside a months, striking several cars. happened as the plane slammed into the ground. 5 crew members were killed. there were no passengers on board. >> venezuela an president hugo chavez experience complications for cancer, his condition is delicate. >> in a fiery speech, he referred to president bush as the devil. >> and prepared to say good-bye to 2012 and also looking forward to a parking peshg in san francisco and why people need a pocketful of change beginning sunday. >> beginning next sunday, fre
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